Othmar Müller von Blumencron
The Biz Side of Othmar
Born and raised in Germany and Switzerland, Othmar joined VIPdesk 12 years ago believing that the At-Home customer care approach will disrupt the traditional call center business model. Othmar has been responsible for the Business Development of VIPdesk’s client portfolio and played a pivotal role for the growth of the company. Prior to joining VIPdesk, he served in senior business development roles at Bertelsmann and America Online both in Europe and the US, architecting and negotiating some of the landmark deals during the Internet boom. As a graduate of the University of St.Gallen with a PhD in Marketing and Media Science, Othmar has shown the ability to identify and capitalize on new market opportunities.
The Non-Biz Side of Othmar
What do you like to do away from work?
I am drawn to the peaks of the mountains and open blue oceans. In my spare time, you will most likely find me on my sailboat exploring new beaches and open waters preferably with my family or racing crew. Once snow is falling, I like to chase fresh powder throughout the Alps and Rockies or simply enjoy the beauty of the mountains.
What is a little-known fact about you that few people know?
I have participated in and even won ballroom dancing competitions with a special focus on smooth dances such as the Tango, Waltz and Foxtrot!
Do you have a favorite cause or nonprofit?
I like to volunteer and be involved with my yacht club, helping to light the fire in young sailors to fall in love and be successful with this wonderful sport. I am also involved with Special Olympics and the ALS foundation.
What is your favorite movie or TV series?
I have always been fascinated by any of J.R. Tolkien’s work so “Lord of the Rings” is on top of the list. However, I really enjoy watching “Fools Gold” with my family and close friends over and over again.
What is your favorite quote?
“No excuse to lose.” — Dennis Connor